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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
13 Jul 2002 Tow Scar
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Philion

Student stumbled whilst attempting low hop.

Stumbled and hurt right ankle- first aid applied
13 Jul 2002 Male Pilot North Luffenham
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
454

During tow launch the left control line came free from the control loop. The tow was terminated at a safe height and the pilot landed maintaining direction of launch.

Sore Ankle
13 Jul 2002 Male Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow

Sportlife 396



Fractured bone in th efoot- plaster applied
13 Jul 2002 Male 46 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
Paramount

Tow release line came undone at time of release - pilot pulled up yoke and released by hand.

13 Jul 2002 Back Of Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas

Student drifted off course during forward launch, tripped and fell onto small rock.

Cut to lower shin, First aid given by instructor
13 Jul 2002 Female 37 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Inexperienced pilot was unaware that the wind had increased. Her canopy was unable to penetrate forward, so she applied speed bar. At 20ft the canopy suffered a front tuck and the pilot fell to the ground.

Dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone,
12 Jul 2002 Male 49 Pilot Babadag
Turkey
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)

Airea- Session

Pilot waited for gap in cloud before launching from mountain - following launch he decided to try and gain height. He then became engulfed in cloud, lost orientation, and flew into the mountainside.

two dislocated bones in left foot, severed ligaments in R foot Hospital: Esnaf Hastanesi, Fethiye
6 Jul 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Samba 29

Helicopter had to change course to avoid pgs flying coastal site.

24 Jun 2002 Hunstanton
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Firebird
A Yellow One

Pilot seen to attampt launch at foot of low cliffs. Canopy inflated dragging pilot over cliff tops into parked cars. Pilot then verbally abused car owner and hit the car with his helmet.

23 Jun 2002 Male 44 Club Pilot Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

The pilot became aware that he was catching another paraglider pilot also soaring in the same direction. He tried to over take the pilot on the cliff side but had insufficient room. The pilots wing collided with the leading pilots harness.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 March 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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